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Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL MD

Overall Rank: 132      Population: 7,320,000

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 127  123  109  88  125  110  98.89 
1-yr Job Growth2 103  103  122  111  103  151  99.18 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 140  143  145  86  82  101  98.32 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 85  83  130  107  82  128  99.52 
Short-Term Job Growth5 72  123  149  136  162  157  9912.47% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 104  93  83  78  138  86  99.72 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 58  93  61  45  85  132  97.31 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 90  91  86  95  93  95  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 68  33  56  63  54  73  5.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)